Twentieth Century Colour Photographs

Twentieth Century Colour Photographs

The Complete Guide to Processes, Identification & Preservation

  1. Sylvie Pénichon
  • ISBN 9780500517192
  • 25.40 x 20.30 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 360pp
  • 70 Illustrations, 0 in colour
  • Illustrated in colour throughout
  • First published 2013

A thorough overview of the history and technology of the traditional colour photographic processes

With the advent of digital imaging, the era of traditional photography is coming to an end, yet more than 150 years after the invention of colour photography, museums, archives and personal collections are full of images needing to be studied and preserved.

Here is a user-friendly guide to materials, methods of identification and common kinds of deterioration and conservation in the most commercially or historically significant photographic processes of the 20th century.

Includes specific guidelines for collection management, storage and preservation, and a glossary of technical terms, along with appendixes presenting detailed chronologies for Kodachrome and Ektachrome transparencies, Cibachrome/ Ilfochrome printing materials and Instant Films.

Abundantly illustrated throughout, this book is sure to become the standard reference in its field.

Sylvie Pénichon is a conservator of photographs at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas.